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#1 Leigh Hubner

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Posted 18 April 2004 - 06:07 AM

Hi All,

I happened to catch part of American Idol tonight, (which in Australia is no doubt well behind in episodes from the US) and I happened to catch a totally kick ass steadicam shot. It started off wide angle to the right of stage, came around to the front into a tight shot of female singer. Did 2 360's around tallent then exited to the right zomming out wide just as last words were sung. The whole shot was just perfect. I love watching movies/tv and analizing steadicam shots, this one was a ripper!! I see guys talking about their flash Preston Focus setups (which I would love) but when you are zooming, focusing and being screamed at by a director, nailing a shot means your on the ball. Didnt see the credits to catch the operator, if you happen to read this, let me say, AWSOME!!

Hope I can lift my live operating to that degree.

Leigh Hubner
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Posted 19 April 2004 - 06:42 AM

I think it is the amazing david Eastwood. I watch American Idol as well just for some inspiration. Does Mr. Eastwood work wireless on American Idol ? I think he must have ( ? ) with all those 360's around the tallents.
By the way what lens does Eastwoon use on that show ? Is it 4.5 or 4.8 ?
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Posted 20 April 2004 - 04:55 AM


Good to see you on the forum. How's work going? Did you get that reality show you were up for at the time of our workshop? Thanks again for helping us out, dude!

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